‘Tis the Season at the Museum Gift Shop

Looking for a quick holiday gift? Stop by the museum for everything from jewelry to home goods.

December 11, 2017

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum shop is stocked with gorgeous accessories and textiles all year ‘round, but its goods come in especially handy during the holidays. Director of Retail Operations Chabrina Williams took George Washington Today through the shop for a look at some must-have items that you can scoop up without leaving campus. The shop will be open on Dec. 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for holiday shopping. The galleries will remain closed that day. Visit the museum website for additional hours and informaiton. 


 $13, Marimekko Sticky Notes 
Have a planner on your gift list? Help them stay on track with these colorful notepads and sticky pads from the Helsinki brand Marimekko, one of the forerunners in Scandinavian design. 


$15, Guatemalan Oven Mitt
Any chef will appreciate this fair-trade gift that shows off the beauty of Guatemalan art, handicrafts and culture.

$16.95, "Dips and Spreads" Recipe Book
Everyone loves a good dip, but these dips love you back. With inspiration from the Middle East, the Mediterranean, Asia and the Americas, these 45 go-to recipes feature root veggies, legumes, pulses and nuts, and are guaranteed palate and waistline pleasers.

$20, Copper Party Cup

From the Providence design retailer Fred, these shimmering cups will add some serious sparkle to any celebration or kitchen pantry.


$25, Little Thinkers Plush Dolls 
Budding historians and philosophers will love these plush versions of the Founding Fathers, shrunk down to a huggable size. The shop has tiny Abraham Lincolns, Alexander Hamiltons and, of course, George Washingtons, in store from the quirky company Unemployed Philosophers Guild.

$54, Resin Disc Necklace
Each of these handmade pieces of jewelry is hypoallergenic and made from unique combinations of resin and shell or resin and silver leaf. 

bag$85, Munni Weekender Bag
Here’s a gift for someone on the go. Not only are these bags practical for traveling, but they’re also hand-stitched out of cotton up-cycled sari from women in vulnerable communities. 


$125, D.C. Skyline Pillow
If you’re leaving D.C. for the holidays, take this handcrafted memento to remember the city. Each pillow is made of embroidered felt and includes a cushion insert.


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